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Committees of Medical School leadership, faculty, staff and students have been formed to conduct the self-study process.

Executive Steering Committee

Baylor College of Medicine’s LCME Self-study Executive Steering Committee will provide strategic direction, monitor progress, and ensure collaboration within the institution for the LCME Self-Study review process, from arranging the Self Study in 2019-2021 through the LCME site visit in AY 2021-2022. The committee will make operational and policy decisions, when necessary, for the preparation of the LCME site visit.

Chair: Jennifer Christner, M.D., Dean, School of Medicine
Administrator: Ricky Mercado, M.P.H., Director, Accreditation, Compliance & CQI

Members:

Paul Klotman, M.D., FACP, President, CEO, and Executive Dean
Alicia Monroe, M.D., Provost, Senior Vice President of Academic & Faculty Affairs
Lily Shih, Assoc. Provost of Academic Affairs, Executive Director of Institutional Effectiveness
Joe Doty, M.S., Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Julie Nickell, Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer
Robert Corrigan, J.D., Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
James McDeavitt, M.D., Senior Vice President and Dean of Clinical Affairs
Hashem El-Serag, M.D., M.P.H., Department Chair, Medicine
Michael Corburn, M.D., FACS, Department Chair, Urology
Lorie Tabak, Chief of Staff
Michael Cannon, J.D., Director, Academic Affairs

Self-Study Task Force

Baylor College of Medicine’s LCME Self-study Task Force will oversee the self-study to ensure the process is inclusive, thoughtful, transparent, and achieves the goal of fostering institutional and program growth. The Self-study Task Force has ultimate responsibility for designing the self-study process, determining the objective of the self-study process, and setting the timetable for the completion of related activities. The Self-study Task Force will synthesize individual subcommittee reports after subcommittees have competed their work. Of great importance, the group is tasked with recommending changes to assure the SOM meets all LCME standards. The Taskforce will review all subcommittee documents and oversee the writing of the Institution Self-Study Summary Report and the Executive Summary, which will then be submitted to the LCME in 2021.

Chair: Jennifer Christner, M.D., Dean, School of Medicine (FAL)

Administrator: Ricky Mercado, M.P.H., Director, Accreditation, Compliance & CQI (SVC)

Administrator: Linda Bergstrom, M.Ed., Project Manager, Accreditation

Members:

Joseph Kass, M.D., J.D., Organization & Leadership Subcommittee Chair
Christie Lincoln, M.D., Organization & Leadership Subcommittee Vice Chair
Toi Harris, M.D., Academic & Learning Environments Subcommittee Chair
Karen Johnson, M.D., Academic & Learning Environments Subcommittee Vice Chair
Stacey Rose, M.D., Faculty & Resources Subcommittee Chair
Laila Woc-Colburn, M.D., Faculty & Resources Subcommittee Vice Chair
Nadia Ismail, M.D., M.Ed., M.P.H., Curricular Objectives & Content Subcommittee Chair
Karen Schneider, M.D., Curricular Objectives & Content Subcommittee Vice Chair
Joel Purkiss, Ph.D., Curriculum Management & Assessment Subcommittee Chair
David Rowley, Ph.D., Curriculum Management & Assessment Subcommittee Vice Chair
Andrea Stolar, M.D., Medical Student Experience Subcommittee Chair
Jesus Vallejo, M.D., Medical Student Experience Subcommittee Chair
Lee Poythress, M.D., Medical Student Experience Subcommittee Chair
Rohit Gupta, MS2, Institutional Student Analysis Subcommittee Co-Chair
Jennifer Welch, MS2, Institutional Student Analysis Subcommittee Co-Chair
Lily Shih, Assoc. Provost of Academic Affairs, Executive Director of Institutional Effectiveness
Michael Cannon, J.D., Director, Academic Affairs
Robert Ricketts, M.D., Resident

Subcommittees

The Self-Study Subcommittees are responsible for preparing reports on specific areas about the medical education program based on review and analysis of the information provided during the data collection process. The reports prepared by the Self-Study Subcommittees include identified needs and recommendations.

The following subcommittees will take on extensive duties related to the self-study process:

Organization & Leadership; Academic & Learning Environment; Faculty & Resources; Curricular Objectives & Content; Curricular Management & Assessment; Medical Student Experience; and the Institutional Student Analysis. 

Organization & Leadership Subcommittee Charge and Membership

Baylor College of Medicine’s LCME Self-Study Organization and Leadership Subcommittee will focus on data gathering and analysis around LCME Standard 1 (Mission, Planning, Organization and Integrity) and Standard 2 (Leadership and Administration), which includes key issues such as strategic planning, bylaws and institutional governance.

Chair: Joseph Kass, M.D., J.D., FAAN, Associate Dean, Student Affairs & Vice Chair of Education, Neurology

Vice Chair: Christie Lincoln, M.D., Faculty Senate Chair-Elect

Administrator: Ricky Mercado, M.P.H., Director, Accreditation, Compliance & CQI

Administrator: Linda Bergstrom, M.Ed., Project Manager, Accreditation

Members:

Lily Shih, Assoc. Provost of Academic Affairs, Executive Director of Institutional Effectiveness
Robert Corrigan, J.D., Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary
Robert Anderson, M.B.A., Executive Director, Faculty Affairs
Thomas Wheeler, M.D., Faculty Senator, Professor, Pathology
Manisha Gandhi, M.D., Faculty Senator, Assoc. Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Jaime Ortiz, M.D., M.B.A., Faculty Senator, Assoc. Professor, Anesthesiology
James Walker, DNP, CRNA, FNAP, FAAN, Institutional Policy Committee Chair, Director, Doctor of Nursing Practice Program – Nurse Anesthesia
Teri Turner, M.D., M.P.H., M.Ed., Vice Chair of Education and Assoc. Professor, Pediatrics
Thomas Hunt, M.D., Professor and Department Chair, Orthopedic Surgery
Michael Cannon, J.D., Director, Academic Affairs
Megan Monroe, J.D., Director, Policy Governance
Lorie Tabak, Chief of Staff
Claire Bassett, Chief Communications Officer

Academic & Learning Environment Charge and Membership

Baylor College of Medicine’s LCME Self-Study Academic and Learning Environments Subcommittee will focus on data gathering and analysis around LCME Standard 3 (Academic and Learning Environments), which includes key issues such as diversity, learning environment/mistreatment, and professionalism.

Chair: Toi Harris, M.D., Assoc. Provost of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion & Student Services

Vice Chair: Karen Johnson, M.D., Assoc. Dean, Admissions

Administrator: Ricky Mercado, M.P.H., Director, Accreditation, Compliance & CQI

Administrator: Linda Bergstrom, M.Ed., Project Manager, Accreditation

Members:

Nancy Moreno, Ph.D., Associate Provost of Faculty Development and Institutional Research
Ellen Friedman, M.D., Director, Center for Professionalism in Medicine
Andrea Stolar, M.D., Assistant Dean, Student Affairs
Sharon Plon, M.D., Ph.D., Director, M.D./Ph.D. Medical Scientist Training Program
Stacey Rose, M.D., Asst. Dean, Clinical Sciences
Jean Raphael, M.D., M.P.H., Director, Student Professionalism Response Intervention Team
Melanie Jagneaux, M.D., M.B.A., Director, Ombudsman
Elizabeth Clark Patrick Elliot, M.S., PA-C Faculty Senator, Assoc. Professor, Physician Assistant Program
Stacey Carter, M.D., Surgery Sub-internship Director
Wesley Mayer, M.D., Vice Chair of Education, Urology
Charles Kilpatrick, M.D., M.Ed., Vice Chair of Education, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Dick Kuo, M.D., Department Chair, Emergency Medicine
Brian Mbah, M.D., PGY-2 Emergency Medicine Resident
Luis Dlouhy, M.D., PGY-4 Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Resident
Amira Said, M.D., PGY-2 Pediatrics Resident
Kylie Wilson, MS2 Student
Anna Poliner, MS3 Student

Faculty & Resources Charge and Membership

This subcommittee will focus on data gathering and analysis around LCME Standard 4, which includes key issues such as faculty missions, promotion, feedback and professional development. This subcommittee will focus on data gathering and analysis around LCME Standard 5, which includes key issues such as facilities, capital resources, clinical instructional sites and amenities, information technology and library resources.

Chair: Stacey Rose, M.D., Asst. Dean, Clinical Sciences Curriculum

Vice Chair: Laila Woc-Colburn, M.D., Faculty Senate Chair

Curricular Objectives & Content Charge and Membership

Baylor College of Medicine’s LCME Self-Study Curricular Objectives and Content Subcommittee will focus on data gathering and analysis around LCME Standard 6 (Competencies, Curricular Objectives, and Curricular Design) and Standard 7 (Curricular Content), which includes key issues such as program objectives, self-directed learning, service learning, interprofessional education, and curricular content.

Chair: Nadia Ismail, M.D., M.Ed., M.P.H., Associate Dean, Curriculum

Vice Chair: Karen Schneider, M.D., Vice Chair, Curriculum Committee

Administrator: Ricky Mercado, M.P.H., Director, Accreditation, Compliance & CQI

Administrator: Linda Bergstrom, M.Ed., Project Manager, Accreditation

Members:

Cara Foldes, M.D., M.P.H., Director, Foundational Sciences and Course Director
Clay Goodman, M.D., Assoc. Dean, Foundational Sciences and Course Director
Anne Gill, DrPH, M.S., RN, Asst. Dean, Interprofessional Education
Joel Purkiss, Ph.D., Asst. Dean, Evaluation, Assessment, and Education Research
Phuong Huynh, Ph.D., Asst. Director, Evaluation, Assessment, and Education Research
Alicia Kowalchuk, D.O., Chair, Curriculum Committee and Course Director
Anita Kusnoor, M.D., Medicine Sub-I Director, Sub-I and Clerkship Subcomittee Vice Chair
Christine Roth, M.D., Electives Subcommittee Chair and Course Director
Milena Gould Suarez, M.D., Curriculum Committee member and Course Director
Doris Kung, D.O., Neurology Clerkship and Sub-I Director
Sarah Bezek, M.D., Course Director
Jessica Davila, Ph.D., Course Director
Jimmy Clark, Ph.D., Executive Director, Academic Technologies
Christa Clarke, M.S., Project Manager, Curriculum
Lee Poythress, M.D., Asst. Dean, Student Affairs
Reggie Toussant, M.Ed., Sr. Academic Services Associate
Steve Scherer, Ph.D., Faculty Senator, Molecular and Human Genetics
Kim-Lan Czelusta, M.D., Vice Chair of Education, Psychiatry
Ted Wensel, Ph.D., Department Chair, Biochemistry
Riley Martinez, MS1 Student
Fernando Padilla, MS2 Student
Thanh Dang, MS3 Student

Curricular Management & Assessment

Baylor College of Medicine’s LCME Self-Study Curriculum Management and Assessment Subcommittee will focus on data gathering and analysis around LCME Standard 8 (Curricular Management, Evaluation, and Enhancement) and Standard 9 (Teaching, Supervision, Assessment, and Student and Patient Safety), which includes key issues such as curricular management and program evaluation, student workload, and overall assessment of students.

Chair: Joel Purkiss, Ph.D., Asst. Dean, Evaluation, Assessment, and Education Research

Vice Chair: David Rowley, Ph.D., Director, Foundational Sciences

Administrator: Ricky Mercado, M.P.H., Director, Accreditation, Compliance & CQI

Administrator: Linda Bergstrom, M.Ed., Project Manager, Accreditation

Members:

Nadia Ismail, Assoc. Dean, Curriculum
Clay Goodman, Assoc. Dean, Foundational Sciences
Alica Kowalchuk, D.O., Curriculum Committee Chair and Course Director
Karen Schneider, M.D., Curriculum Committee Vice Chair
Kelly Poszywak, M.S., Director, Clinical Simulation and the Standardized Patient Program
Doris Lin, M.D., Foundational Sciences Subcommittee Member
Andrew Caruso, M.D., Medicine Clerkship Director
Marcus Hoffman, M.D., Curriculum Committee member
Helen Dunnington, M.D., OBGYN Sub-I Director and Clerkship Assoc. Director
Sarah Blutt, Ph.D., Course Director
Jimmy Clark, Ph.D., Executive Director, Academic Technologies
Christa Clarke, M.S., Project Manager, Curriculum
Stephanie Sherman, M.D., Director, Residents as Teachers and Educators
Jeffrey Bates, M.D., Faculty Senator, Medicine
Rajeev Raghavan, M.D., Foundational Sciences Subcommittee member and Course Director
Fanny Moron, M.D., Faculty Senator, Radiology
Tyson Pillow, M.D., MEd, Vice Chair of Education, Emergency Medicine
Mike Coburn, M.D., Department Chair, Urology
Hollan Kaplan, M.D., Resident
Arindam Sarkar, M.D., Resident
Heather Burns, MS1 Student
David Crawford, MS3 Student
Frances Hessel, MS4 Student

Medical Student Experience Charge and Membership

Baylor College of Medicine’s LCME Self-Study Medical Student Experience Subcommittee will focus on data gathering and analysis around LCME Standard 10 (Medical Student Selection, Assignment, and Progress), Standard 11 (Medical Student Academic Support, Career Advising, and Educational Records), and Standard 12 (Medical Student Health Services, Personal Counseling, and Financial Aid Services), which includes key issues such as the admissions process, student progress and promotion, academic, career and personal advising, health, wellness, financial aid and management of student records.

Chair: Andrea Stolar, M.D., Asst. Dean, Student Affairs

Vice Chair: Jesus Vallejo, M.D., Asst. Dean, Admissions

Vice Chair: Lee Poythress, M.D., Asst. Dean, Student Affairs

Administrator: Ricky Mercado, M.P.H., Director, Accreditation, Compliance & CQI

Administrator: Linda Bergstrom, M.Ed., Project Manager, Accreditation

Members:

Joseph Kass, M.D., J.D., Assoc. Dean, Student Affairs, Vice Chair of Education, Neurology
John Rapp, M.Ed., Sr. Director, Student Affairs
Milena Gould Suarez, M.D., Learning Community Director
Toi Harris, M.D., Assoc. Provost, Institutional Diversity and Inclusion & Student Services
Hilda DeLeon, Director, Financial Aid
Derek Haseltine, M.Ed., Director, Career Development
Reggie Toussant, Sr. Academic Services Associate
Latoya Whitaker, M.A., Registrar
Alvin Ferrer, Asst. Registrar
Peggy Yang, M.D., Wellness Director
Karen Johnson, M.D., Assoc. Dean, Admissions
Shannon Mendoza, M.Ed., Director, Admissions
Martha Mims, M.D., Ph.D., Admissions Committee Co-Chair
Philip Alapat, M.D., Admissions Committee Co-Chair
Cara Foldes, M.D., M.P.H., Director, Foundational Sciences
Navdeep Sekhon, M.D., Emergency Medicine Clerkship Director
Jim Kelaher, M.D., Occupational Health
Melina Rodriguez, Benefits Rep
Toi Washington, Benefits Rep
Rachel Gamble, Dr.P.H., Interim Environmental Safety Director
David Young, M.D., M.Ed., M.B.A., Faculty Senator, Anesthesiology
Rayne Rouce, M.D., Faculty Senator, Center for Cell and Gene Therapy
Elizabeth David, M.D., Faculty Senator, Psychiatry
Mike McClam, M.D., Faculty Senator, Psychiatry
Frene Lacour-Chesnut, M.D., Faculty Senator, Medicine, Medicine Clerkship Assoc. Director
Kenneth Barning, M.B., Ch.B., Faculty Senator, Family and Community Medicine
Mark Harbott, M.D., M.H.A., Vice Chair of Education, Anesthesiology
Donald Donovan, M.D., Department Chair, Otolaryngology
Benjamin Solder, MS1 Student
Summer Walton, MS2 Student
Elaine Dong, MS3 Student
Andrew Jensen, MS4 Student

Institutional Student Analysis Charge and Membership

The following team of students is tasked with leading student engagement in the reaccreditation process including distributing the ISA survey, analyzing the results, writing the final report, and participating in self-study subcommittees. Their contributions are deeply appreciated.

Co-Chair: Rohit Gupta (MS2)

Co-Chair: Jennifer Welch (MS2)

Administrators: Joel Purkiss, Ph.D. and Phuong Huynh, Ph.D.

Members:

Benjamin Solder (MS1)
Riley Martinez (MS1)
Heather Burns (MS1)
Tania Pena-Alfaro (MS1)
Fernando Padilla (MS2)
Summer Walton (MS2)
Anveet Janwadkar (MS2)
Kylie Wilson (MS2)
Elaine Dong (MS3)
David Crawford (MS3)
Anna Poliner (MS3)
Thanh Dang (MS3)
Mason Bening (MS4)
Andrew Jensen (MS4)
Frances Hessel (MS4)